Closing the Gap

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (11:48): Let me start off by, firstly, congratulating the Prime Minister on his remarks yesterday in his Closing the Gap statement. Secondly, I thank opposition leader, Bill Shorten, for his words as well. At this time it is also important to recognise the previous Prime Minister's ... ... more

Migration Bill Feb 2 2016

Mr RAMSEY» (Grey) (13:23): I rise to speak on the Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and other Measures) Bill 2015. I say from the outset that I had not intended to speak on this bill, but the events of the past few months, over the summer break—particularly in Eu... ... more

Adjournment Speech Feb 2 2016

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (21:23): In October last year I was approached to join the member for Moreton, Graham Perrett, as co-chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Diabetes, one of the oldest and most established friendship groups in the parliament, originally established in 2000 by the ... ... more

Strzelecki Track

That this House: (1) recognises that: (a) the Strzelecki Track is a vital freight and tourist route connecting Adelaide to the Moomba Gas fields in South Australia's far north-east and South East Queensland; (b) the route is used extensively by pastoralists,... ... more

Social Services Legislation Amendment (More Generous Means Testing for Youth Payments) Bill 2015

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (12:09): I rise to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (More Generous Means Testing for Youth Payments) Bill 2015. I must say that in fact this issue is one of the reasons, I think, that I am in this parliament. As I raised my children, I realise... ... more


Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (21:29): I had concluded my remarks on the CFMEU. I come now to agriculture. For agriculture, there are some very big ticket items—in particular, for my electorate, wool is still a very important part of the economy and a new, larger quota for A... ... more

Innovation Industry and Competitiveness Agenda Motion

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (11:10): The march of civilisation is inextricably linked with the development of technology and its widespread adoption. Perhaps the height of man's productivity prior to the industrial revolution was the peak of the Roman Empire, but that of course is for the s... ... more


Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (16:11): I believe that the subject of today's MPI is that the government is undermining superannuation of working Australians. Aside from the fact, of course, that this is a totally faulty premise, I am just amazed that the Labor Party would bring this particular subject into this ... ... more

Child Safety and Welfare

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (19:35): There was a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare benchmarking where Australia's children are today in relation to their safety and welfare. It highlights the fact that as a nation we need to seriously consider where we are going in relatio... ... more

Solar Reserve

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (16:20): During September I had the privilege of leading a delegation to the US, taking the opportunity visit Solar Reserve's Crescent Dunes facility in Nevada. Undergoing final testing and due to come on line in October, the 110 megawatt concentrated solar and storage facility will... ... more

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